Edward Olive analog film services - wedding, fashion, advertising and portrait photography
35mm 120 220 medium format film development & hand made darkroom photographic prints 605610767 email@example.com
Edward Olive weding and portrait photographer has his own darkroom / photography laboratory where he hand develops 35mm and medium format 120 & 220 films both in black & white and color c41 and xpro. Whilst Edward Olive is not a dedicated master printer he does produce artesenal hand made silver gelatin prints both in black & white and in color RA-4. Set out below are some notes regarding the availability and provision of hand made photographic prints.
Genuine analog photos can be taken during taken within the specified hours duration of photography service and due to artistic and emotional content, these will be available in handmade darkroom enlargements produced personally and manually by the photographer in sizes 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in) 24 x 30.5cm (9½ x 12in) 30.5 x 40.6cm (12 x 16in) 40.6 x 50.8cm (16 x 20in) 50.8 x 61cm (20 x 24in) at **** Euros depending on size and picture per enlargement (for 3 months after the date of the photography session after which period the price may vary). This price is for unframed prints and does not include postage or shipment limited to 5-10 enlargements per negative (depending on picture), signed and numbered personally by the photographer using Sakura archival quality pen accompanied by signed and dated certificate of authenticity which may include technical note. Due to the very high time costs involved in the production of handmade fine art analog & silver gelatin prints, such prints will only be produced once payment has been received.
Pictures produced from analog film negatives will not be delivered in high resolution scan files and but in authentic handmade darkroom enlargements produced personally and manually by the photographer in his own darkroom developing by hand 35mm and medium format film in various film developers employing a system of Paterson development tanks and using a professional 35mm and medium format enlarger producing images on professional and fine art photographic papers purchased, or produced by the photographer using hand painted emulsions. The image production laboratory system is based on the use of up to 5 chemical trays or Nova darkroom fiber based print processor on special fiber based paper frames and professional German-made enlarger Kaiser 6005 fited with the finest high level professional German-made enlarging lenses available including Schneider-Kreuznach APO Componon 50mm f2.8 multi-coated and Rodenstock APO Rodagon HM multi-coated 45mm for 35mm film and Rodenstock Rodagon WA 60mm and Rodenstock APO Rodagon N 80mm for 645 and 6x6 images and Rodenstock Rodagon 105mm f5.6 for 6x7 and 6x9.
A hand made professional archival museum standard fine art fiber based paper grade print washer imported especially from England is used with washing periods of up to 1 ½ hours per print. Prints are individually, manually and personally judged and calibrated by the photographer using a system of test strip prints, contrast filters, graduated or multi-grade paper and may include original physical darkroom techniques such as cyanotype, lith prints, tinting and toning, textures, layered negatives, pushing and pulling, double exposures etc. according to the necessities and possibilities of each negative. Papers may include Ilford MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber 255g/m², Ilford Multigrade Art 300 FB, BERGGER Prestige "CB" VC FB, BERGGER Prestige "CM" VC FB, Bergger Prestige Fine Art Portrait, Oriental New Seagull Select VC-FB WARMTONE, Rollei Vintage 128, ADOX MCC110 FB VC (Gloss), Fomatone MG Classic 132, Fomatone MG Classic 532 II NATURE, Fomatone MG Classic 132, Fomatone MG Classic Chamois 542 II, Fomatone MG 332 MATE WARMTONE, Fomabrom Variant 112 (matte), Kentmere FINEPRINT VC FB (Gloss), Varycon VC FB, RC Gallery papers, cooltone o warmtone, FB 100% natural cotton fiber, MG double weight fine art papers.
- For VIP clients who wish to contract the production of a series of art gallery level prints in a limited number of pictures, these can be produced at a price per picture which may vary according to the number contracted. Genuine fine art analog pictures are generally produced for VIP clients and the photographer may use a number of his classic cameras including Hasselblad V series and Mamiya 645 in formats 645 6x6 and 4.5x4.5 y Mamiya 645 and “35mm medium format” Hasselblad Xpan Panoramic pictures. It is to be stressed that analog photos are of a high artistic content and can include film grain, paper textures, sloppy borders, film edge, chassis edge, brush strokes from application of emulsion by hand, signs of washing and drying by hand and other elements related to their hand-made nature. These pictures have been finished to archival quality but should be stored in a sensible and appropriate manner which will include not placing them in direct sunlight, excesses of temperature or humidity and that any mounting or framing materials that come into direct contact with the photo should be acid-free. The fine art fiber based prints have received archival standard washing, natural air drying on professional fiber drying screens and pressing in a press between acid-free blotting paper during minimum 24 hours but sensible measures should be taken to maintain the flatness of the photo including not rolling it too tight in transportation tubes and mounting it professionally in a way that helps to maintain flatness.
- Digital cameras with full frame sensors, high ISO capabilities and super-fast f1.2 lenses allow the photographer to obtain photos without the use of lighting, flashes or strobes and thus the capture of natural real looking shots. In the case of analog photography low ISO films may be used and fairly slow lenses particularly in the case of medium format wide angle or tele lenses. The photographer may compensate for this by the use of between 1 and 8 separate sources of continuous light, CFL or tungsten or flash heads or strobes fired simultaneously by radios. This has its advantages and disadvantages. The photographer will take what he considers in his opinion to be the best artistic and photojournalistic decisions. The photographer may at his discretion shoot tests of different 35mm and medium format film cameras during the photography session using or not one or more flash heads fired remotely with radios
- If analog color pictures are produced during the photography session they may be produced by hand by the photographer using C41 processing for color negatives and Xpro cross processed slde transparencies or E6 technology for slide film available in hand made prints produced by the photographer on Kodak Supra Endura or Fuji Crystal Archive paper using Tetanol and Kodak RA-4 chemistry
- Analog pictures are intended to be works of art. Their subsequent modification or redoing is not negotiable or possible. They are iconic, important pieces and the photographer is hired by clients to do what he does.
- The clients will place any order for photos, photo digital files, prints or books of photos within 3 months of the photography session. The photographer does not undertake any responsibility to maintain any digital files, copies, prints or book draft for over 3 months after the photography session.
Tel.: 0034 605610767 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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